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English Bay Inn
Ranked #4 of 54 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Spruce Grove, Canada
1 review
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“D&D”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We've been around the world -- and been in many B&B's and Doug has the best French Toast we have Ever had, and let's not get started on the Eggs Benedict! Excellent location within easy walking distance of Stanley Park, and only a little further from Downtown and Granville Island. A delightful escape with beautiful decor, roaring fireplaces, and a very charming host. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

A charming house with lovely rooms and Doug is an excellent host. The breakfasts are generous and delicious. West End is a great location, close to Stanley Park and Denman/Robson dining, and it's not far to walk into Downtown (public transport is also efficient). Thanks Doug for helping to make our Vancouver vacation so memorable

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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Located in West Vancouver on a quiet street, among a forest of gleaming multi-home towers, and within walking distance of Stanly Park, sits a classic bed and breakfast inn.

The water’s edge is two blocks away. Excellent restaurants are within walking range. Public transportation, two blocks away, is frequent and will get you into the center of the city if you so desire. Or, take a near-by water bus to Granville Island (which you should not skip). Vancouver is easily accessible without a car, but I think that the best part is located close to the English Bay Inn because of the green spaces around the edge of the Bay.

If you like historic architectural, a relaxing atmosphere, a small number of guests from around the world to trade stories with, and a host that will look after you like a member of your family, then the English Bay Inn is the place for you. The topping on this cake is provided by Doug Powell (the host and manager) as he provides you with Port, sherry, coffee, tea, or other desires as you request them. Also, the breakfast he will provide for you cannot be surpassed by a five star hotel.

My wife and I experienced all of this, and more, during our stay at the inn.

Room Tip: The garden suite was our room, but I think the top floor suite is also very nice (no kitchen, howeve...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary in September and we can't say enough about it. The home itself is gorgeous! We felt so relaxed and welcomed. Breakfast at the house with Doug was a real treat. He was so helpful in recommending places for us to get dinner and sight seeing too. We will definitely be going back very soon. Thank you Doug!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We spent 4 days in this gem located in the center of any area you would like to access
The rooms are a bit tiny but it is more than made up for in the service provided by Doug, the very ample, varied and tasty breakfasts he serves, and the quietness of the area. There is complimentary sherry and port in the sitting room if you would like to sit by the fireplace before you retire. The bathroom in the double bed room is a little cramped but what can you expect in this classic inn situated between some very large
A great location for walking to Stanley Park, numerous bike rental shops, countless restaurants of all manner of cuisine, and shopping on Robson Street.
Definitely a repeat stop when we return to vancouver

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

My friend and I found this beautiful B&B on trip adviser, we booked for 7 days and fell in love with it, Doug is an absolute delightful host, greeted us on arrival after a long trip from Australia, nothing too much trouble to make us comfortable, from booking taxis to making us a cup of tea, at the end of a long day to sit in the beautiful lounge & enjoy a port, bliss, location brilliant, beds comfortable, breakfast delicious, if we ever go back to Vancouver would stay nowhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

English Bay Inn's location near Stanley Park is its best attribute. Stanley Park is just a couple of blocks away and there are numerous restaurants in walking distance. Our room and the public areas looked a bit tired and our "garden" view was disappointing. However, Doug was very helpful, suggesting nearby restaurants and giving navigation directions. The breakfasts were quite good and we would probably stay here again if we return to Vancouver

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank FLwalker
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Property: English Bay Inn
Address: 1968 Comox St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1R4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — English Bay Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The English Bay Inn has been running as a bed & breakfast for more than 20 years. This beautifully maintained home is located just 1 block to English Bay, The Seawall and Stanley Park! Enjoy delicious breakfasts daily for stays in Rooms 1 thru 5, or go it on your own in Room 6, the full apartment with 2 Queen Beds & a full kitchen. ... more   less 
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